11/24/2004

Daily Kos :: Bizarre article du jour: Yushchenko poisoned?




Daily Kos

I just got this in e-mail from an Australian friend. It's in the Australian press, and it's just so... well, check this out. Talk about paranoia.

Leader's lost looks may have toxic chemical link

Vienna: What ails Viktor Yushchenko? As Ukraine's popular opposition leader claimed victory, the mystery surrounding an appearance-altering condition that twice prompted him to check into a Vienna hospital persisted.

Mr Yushchenko has accused the Ukrainian authorities of poisoning him. His detractors suggested he had eaten bad sushi. Adding to the intrigue, the Austrian doctors who treated him have asked foreign experts to help determine if his symptoms may have been caused by toxins found in biological weapons.

Medical experts say they may never know what befell Mr Yushchenko. But the condition has dramatically changed his appearance since he entered Vienna's private Rudolfinerhaus clinic on September 10.

The article gives before and after photos (above)

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